12 Historical And Cultural Artifacts That Got Stolen In Little-Known Heists
Ah, the stories of heists. From the daring exploits of the criminal masterminds to the brave investigators who bring them to justice, these tales have been thrilling us for centuries. But what about the heists that have gone largely unnoticed? The ones that have been swept under the rug and forgotten about? You might have heard of the infamous robberies of the Irish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny, but did you know that a German scholar saved the oldest complete copy of the New Testament from a basket of firewood? Or that an Italian artist asked Lord Elgin to send marble saws so he could take sculptures off the Parthenon?
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Well, that's what we're here to discuss today. In this list, we'll be exploring twelve historical and cultural artifacts that were stolen in little-known heists. From the Olympic flag taken by a 103-year-old man to the Jules Rimet trophy stolen by two London gangsters, these stories are sure to captivate and amaze you. So, without further ado, let's dive into the fascinating world of these forgotten heists.